Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI) is a literary journal in English and publishes a wide variety of creative pieces including poems, stories, research papers (literary criticism), book reviews, film reviews, essays, arts, and photography of the best quality of the time. CLRI is an internationally referred journal and publishes authors from around the world. It is one of the leading journals in the field of English literature and language. CLRI has recently won I2OR - Publication Excellence Award 2017 that shows our high standard in the area of publishing. 

CLRI Editions

Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI) comes out in two editions.

(1) Online Edition: CLRI Online Edition comes out quarterly with Feb/May/Aug/Nov schedule with ISSN 2394-6075. It is absolutely free to register, submit and get published with our online editions. Submission to the online edition is open year-round. Before submitting, check our submission guidelines thoroughly. 

(2) Print Edition. CLRI Print Edition comes out annually by January each year with ISSN 2250-3366. However, there is a reading fee to participate in the print edition. Our paid subscribers are waived off any reading fee. Before submitting, check our submission guidelines thoroughly.

See our current print edition here CLRI eStore. You can buy a paperback copy to have a better idea about the quality that we publish.

Editorial Process

Contemporary Literary Review India is a peer-reviewed and double-blind reviewed journal. It follows a strong editorial process. Selection is based on merit of the material, though we aim to publish as many writers as possible. Given the fact that we receive hundreds of submissions each reading cycle, we select around not more than 60% of the submissions received. Our aim is to promote both new and established writers. We generally take 4-6 weeks to reply on a submission. However, it may take long in some cases.

CLRI Indexing

CLRI is listed, indexed, archived or mentioned with many reputed literary directories, repositories, and many universities in India including Avicenna Scientific Index, CiteFactor, Directory of Abstract Indexing for Journals, DRJI, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR), Pune University, Viyda Sagar University, WorldCat, World-Newspapers, WZB Berlin Social Science Center including others. 


CLRI promotes authors published with it in many ways. We nominate our authors to various literary prizes and awards. We inform authors to participate to other literary events, journals, and entities whenever there is an opportunity.

Open Access

CLRI believes in promoting arts, literature and knowledge to the people. CLRI therefore provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Our content is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Hence, readers can read any material as Web page or and download PDF for future reference. They can quote from our writing freely without asking for permission with due credit to us.

Original Material

CLRI publishes original and previously unpublished materials. We do not accept any plagiarized material or the material that has appeared on a personal website or blog, has been included in an anthology or book, or has been published in any form. We consider such materials duplicates, if not plagiarized. We have a strong process to validate originality of the submissions.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check our submission guidelines in details. Submissions may be returned to authors if they do not adhere to these guidelines.

Subscribe to CLRI

This journal management system conforms to the globally recognized standard for academic journal management process in humanities. Anyone can register with us as readers or writers for free. They can subscribe to our newsletter also. Registered users will get notification about new submission calls, issue releases, invites, and other events regularly. Moreover, we encourage readers and subscribers to donate to us generously. However, donation is not a condition for getting published with us.

Brief History

CLRI was founded in 2010 by Khurshid Alam and has credit to have published both established and emerging authors from across the world. CLRI is being hosted on this Open Journal System (OJS) since 2014. The previous issues published with us are available at our blog

Creative Content Media

Creative Content Media (CCM) is involved in publishing quality literary journals and book publication. CCM publishes Contemporary Literary Review India both in online edition and print edition. It also publishes books through Leaf Press.


 See our current print edition here CLRI eStore. You can buy a paperback copy to have a better idea about the quality that we publish.

CLRI celebrates World Poetry Day, March 21. Be a part of it.

Call for Submission: Themed Issues for 2016

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We intend to accept submission to our journal directly.

To submit to our online edition, use this link: CLRI Online

To submit to the print edition, send entries to: For details, check here: CLRI Print.

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